[Dulles, VA – October 12, 2023] - The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mark Ingrao as the Interim President and CEO of the organization. Mark Ingrao brings a wealth of experience in growing organizations, driving transformational change, and fostering partnerships that align perfectly with the Chamber's vision and goals.
“It is with great pleasure, that in conjunction with of the Board of Directors, we introduce you to our new Interim President and CEO of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Mark Ingrao.
As you are aware, our Chamber has been at the forefront of fostering commerce, connection, and community collaboration in the Dulles region. We have continuously strived to support our members, and our vision for the future is no different.
Mark brings with him a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the needs of our local business community. His dedication to the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce and our shared goals paired with his vision and leadership will undoubtedly steer our organization to new heights, ensuring that we continue to provide valuable opportunities and resources to our members, community stakeholders, and partners.” - Joe Malazzo, Chair - The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
“Mark's professional journey is marked by his extensive experience in fostering regional economic development, advocating for business interests, and strengthening community ties. We are excited about the fresh perspectives and innovative strategies that Mark will bring to the role, and we are confident that he will lead us towards a prosperous and vibrant future.” - Mike Williams, Vice-Chair - The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
Mark Ingrao is a passionate servant leader known for his ability to execute organizational plans with precision. His extensive background in partnership building, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and organizational management make him a strategic executive well-suited for the role.
In his previous role as CEO of the Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors (PHCC), Mark coordinated a strategic planning session that charted the course for the organization's next five years. At the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), he successfully led the organization through challenging times, updating its operational structure and making it more adaptable during the COVID years. Prior to NVBIA, Mark was the CEO of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (GRCC), where he oversaw remarkable growth, transforming it from the 13th to the fifth largest chamber in the DMV over a decade.
Mark Ingrao's commitment to community engagement is evident through his various leadership roles on prominent boards, including Chairman of the Reston Hospital Board of Directors. He has also served as Treasurer on the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce's Executive Board of Directors, Secretary and Vice-Rector on the University of Mary Washington's Board of Visitors, Chairman of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors, and Chairman of Leadership Arlington's Board of Regents.
Currently, Mark Ingrao is an active member of the Kitchen of Purpose Board, where he successfully led the CEO search process. He has previously served on several community boards, including the Fairfax County Economic Advisory Board, Public Art Reston Board of Directors, John Marshall Bank's Advisory Board, Fairfax County Affordable Dwelling Unit Advisory Board, Community Residence, Inc. Board of Directors, and Virginia Public Access Project Board of Directors.
Mark Ingrao's visionary leadership style, consensus-building skills, and collaborative approach will undoubtedly guide the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce to new heights. His inclusive, strategic, positive, and innovative management style will serve the Chamber and the community exceptionally well.
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce looks forward to the positive impact that Mark Ingrao will undoubtedly bring to the organization during his tenure as interim President.